Downloadable Materials

 

On this page you can access freely downloadable materials I have created based on the results of the BEC research. The materials are on an as-is basis and in most cases answer sheets are not given ( so it's not an entirely free thing). The files are all in pdf format so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them.

 

File Explanation
Meaning Groups (Semantic Prosody exercises)
Explaining Meaning Groups 1 How the words cause and effect are commonly followed by negative or positive words (after Stubbs 1995)
Explaining Meaning Groups 2 Talking about customers
Competitive Meaning Groups The meaning groups of the word competitive
Invest Meaning Groups The meaning groups of the word invest
Quality Meaning Groups The meaning groups of the word quality
Business English Key Words
Categorising Key Words Categorising the most significant adjectives, verbs and noun/verbs in the corpus
Business English Text Types
Contract Language The lexis of contracts
Minutes Minutes, genre and reporting verbs
2- and 3- Word Phrases
Cash Flow Discussion and lexis exercise
Market Share Discussion and lexis exercise